With that said, Happy Birthday to the the creator of the modern bicycle!
1884. John Kemp Starley created the first modern bicycle, calling it the “Rover Safety” because you could literally ‘rove’ around on your bike. (The name for bicycle in Polish is rower, based on the word Rover) It ended up basically replacing tricycles and the high-wheelers of the day. The ‘safety rover’ was, well, safer than the high-wheeler. It was also faster and more practical for anyone who wasn’t a tall, athletic man.